Mexican Pizza Recipe
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Tuck in your napkins & get ready to gorge on this crisp Mexican pizza recipe delight! It’s going to get messy, but you’re gonna love it! The two-tiered vibrant meal is packed with flavors and textures! The bottom layer is filled with the sweet earthy creaminess of refried black beans. Then caramelized savory meat seasoned appetizingly. The top layer has the classic spicy Mexican enchilada sauce and Mexican cheese blend. And the crunchy tortillas hold everything together!
This crisp Mexican pizza delight has a quesadilla vibe. The juicy tomato & spring onion garnish adds a welcoming freshness. The secret to eating this pizza is- “Don’t Wait.” It tastes the best right out of the oven while crisp. The longer it sits, the soggier it gets!
Options for Mexican Pizza
Other than ground beef, you may use any ground meat for this recipe. This includes ground turkey, pork or chicken. If you don’t have the individual spices, use about 1 Tablespoon of Taco seasoning. Mexican chili powder is quite hot. If you want to tone down the heat, use cayenne pepper or smoked paprika.
Instead of frying & baking the tortillas, you could air fry them. It will still get that crispy texture without the grease from frying. It will take approximately 5 mins to air fry the tortilla. Though originally prepared with flour tortillas, you can substitute with corn tortillas. This will add an extra crunchy bite to your Mexican pizza.
Mexican Pizza Notes
You can make your own Mexican cheese blend. It contains 4 types of cheeses. Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, & Queso Quesadilla. It is popularly used in Southwestern & Mexican cuisines.
Along with tomatoes & spring onions, you can top Mexican pizza with sliced black olives and Serrano peppers. Then spread some sour cream and fresh cilantro. These new favors will throw a party for your taste buds!
Rather than using tortillas, you can prepare the Mexican pizza using homemade pizza dough. First, roll out the dough, and transfer it to a pizza peel. Spread the refried beans followed by the enchilada-tomato sauce. Then sprinkle the cheese, and evenly distribute the prepared meat. Add some more cheese on top and bake for 10-15 minutes at 450 F. Serve the pizza topped with chopped tomatoes and spring onions!
Store and Reheat
You can store the leftover pizza in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for about 2 days. When storing leftover pizza in the freezer, each slice needs to be double wrapped. First with a cling film and then with foil. They will last for 2 months.
You can reheat the stored pizza in the oven or microwave. When reheating in the oven, it takes about 5-10 minutes at 350° F. When reheating in the microwave, it takes 30-45 seconds. Remember to defrost the frozen pizza slices before reheating!
On the other hand, you can prepare the meat, sauce, and chop up the fresh toppings. Then store them separately in the fridge. This way you can quickly fry & bake some tortillas. Just assemble the pizza, and enjoy a snack or meal within minutes.